Jason Roy: England’s opener was eliminated from the T20 World Cup typical squad and before the tour of Pakistan | News about cricket
Jason Roy scored just 78 runs in six T20 internationals this summer, averaging 12.66; he also started his Hundred campaign for Oval Invincible with three ducks in four innings; He toured Pakistan to play seven T20 international teams before the T20 World Cup in Australia in October
Last updated: 09/02/22 10:00 am
Jason Roy has been dropped from England’s squad for the T20 World Cup in October and for their tour of Pakistan later this month after a poor run of form with the Bats.
Roy has struggled this summer, scoring just 78 runs in six T20 internationals, averaging 12.66. He also started his Hundred campaign for the Invincible Rugby with three ducks in four innings.
Phil Salt, who played four T20Is and eight internationals in one day – scoring his first century goal against the Netherlands in June – was named in both teams and could replace Roy along with White ball captain Jos Buttler at the top of the order, or maybe there’s a promotion for Jonny Bairstow.
There has been no international summons for Alex Hales, who has not played for England since failing two drug tests in 2019.
Captains Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Chris Jordan (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Phil Salt (Lancashire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Reece Topley (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Pace bowlers Chris Woakes and Mark Wood have recovered from their injuries and are on both teams. Both players played for England last on a test tour of the West Indies in March.
Two players named in England’s T20 World Cup squad, Chris Jordan (finger) and Liam Livingstone (ankle), will continue to rehab and will not tour Pakistan, but they are still “on the road” to be fit for the tournament” according to a press release from the ECB.
Captain Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Vice Captain Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Jordan Cox (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Richard Gleeson (Lancashire) ), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Will Jacks (Surrey), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Phil Salt (Lancashire), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Reece Topley (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Luke Wood (Lancashire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Buttler, who is also recovering from a calf injury, will tour Pakistan but the captain is only expected to be available to play in the later stages of the seven-match series. In the event Buttler is absent, Moeen Ali will be the captain of the team.
Five untapped players have been selected in the 19-man squad to tour Pakistan since 2005. The Kent hitter Jordan Cox was joined by Middlesex hitter Tom Helm, the hitter. Surrey Will Jacks, Warwickshire quickballer Olly Stone and Lancashire left-hander Luke Wood.
None of the players could make his debut in England’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup. Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson, Lancashire fast pitcher Richard Gleeson and Sussex left-hander Tymal Mills were named ‘traveling reserves’ for the tournament.
England fly to Pakistan on September 14, with the first match of their seven T20 teams taking place on Tuesday, September 20 – live on Sky Sports – while the T20 World Cup opens in Australia on September 20. October 16, with England’s first match set to take place six days later. October 22 against Afghanistan, with every match broadcast live on Sky Sports.